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originally posted by: UKTruth
originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
Any word yet on the number of people unaccounted for?
I know they have said 6 dead but how many are unaccounted.
Not sure - reports are a bit sketchy.
It sounds as though more casualties are likely and a lot of people are suffering from smoke inhalation.
The cause is not yet known - though the mail headlined with 'faulty fridge'
What rattled me even more is how the news felt it was important to state that this building was home to a majority of muslim's.
How in the hell does that have ANY bearing on the fact that the building is on fire and the tenants are trapped inside?
originally posted by: Flavian
a reply to: TrueBrit
I do agree and the management company seem to be up to their necks in this. However, it really is too early to say definitively - you know better than most on here how media can run with a story without any actual fact checking first.
I have just been checking out the Corporate Manslaughter Act (2011) - there don't seem to be custodial sentences available? Massive fines, etc, but no jail time? That can't be right.......
originally posted by: szino9
originally posted by: PhyllidaDavenport
a reply to: D8Tee
Stay in your home???? seriously? That's the very last thing I'd be doing I'm afraid, I'd be down those stairs in Olympic time
Stay in your flat policy is pretty common in London. All flats have their individual battery powered smoke detector that is not connected to the main fire panel. Now I dont know this building so just from my experience, the main panel usually located on the ground floor and supposed to be connected to the fire department. Problem is its only 'see' the common areas where smoke detectors are connected to it. E.G bin - rooms, ground floor corridors etc. In case of a fire in the common areas, fire doors in the building should automatically close and resist fire to spread for an hour or so.
I am at a complete loss how this fire spread so fast, although D8Tee member explained they had a new cover of the building.
originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan
Are they seriously saying the fridge "exploded" ? How can something like that even happen, outside of a cartoon?
The "23 hours ago" time stamp is probably just a glitch, due to the fire starting around midnight. It's not like 9/11, where they were reporting the collapse of WTC7, and you could see that tower still standing in the background.